Definition of Curry favour

1. Verb. Seek favor by fawning or flattery. "This employee is currying favor with his superordinates"




Definition of Curry favour

1. Verb. (British Canada) (alternative spelling of curry favor) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curry Favour

currieries
curriers
curriery
curries
currijong
currijongs
curring
currish
currishly
currishness
currs
curry code
curry comb
curry favor
curry favour (current term)
curry house
curry houses
curry ketchup
curry paste
curry pastes
curry powder
curry powders
curry sauce
currycomb
currycombed
currycombing
currycombs
currying
curryings

Literary usage of Curry favour

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1. Macmillan's Magazineby David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1889)
"What if he's wihin' enough to truckle to it, to curry favour with them sneakin' Yanks?” said Seth malignantly. A spasm of savage conviction seized Mrs. ..."

2. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"... judged rightly that the Cardinal had acted thus in order to curry favour rather than from any clear prevision of distressed finances in so vast a realm. ..."

3. The Theological Works of Isaac Barrow by Isaac Barrow (1818)
"... to gratify and curry favour with them, in hopes of obtaining reward and preferment of them for its. 3. The chief authors and moft zealous abettors of ..."

4. The Annals of Bristol in the Seventeenth Century by John Latimer (1900)
"The Mayor next sought to curry favour with the Minister by acknowledging Williamson's letters on behalf of the lottery men, who had been permitted to ..."

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